About France Capital: Paris
Languages: French & English
Climate: Generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-north-westerly wind known as mistral with temperatures ranging from 23 degrees in the summer to -4 degree in the winter
Study in France Intake
Undergraduate Tuition Fee (Approx. in INR per year)
Course Science Course Arts Course Business Course Annual
Tuition Fee7-14 lacs 6-10 lacs 7-14 lacs
Duration 3-4yrs 3-4yrs 3-4yrs
Undergraduate Admission Requirements
• Class-XII :+75% . • TOEFL/IELTS : +79/+6.0
• SAT:+1800 (Not Mandatory)
Postgraduate Admission Requirement
• Bachelor Degree: +60% . • TOEFL/IELTS +90/+6.5
• GRE/GMAT- Mandatory
Postgraduate Tuition Fee (Approx. in INR per year)
Course MBA Course Science Course Arts Course Business Course Annual Tuition Fee . 19-25 lacs 7-14 lacs . 6-10 lacs 7-14 lacs
Duration 1-2yrs 1-2yrs . 1-2yrs . 1-2yrs
Cost of Living
• Living cost approx – 5-8 lac
- France is fourth most popular study abroad destination for international students. France’s success in attracting students from around the world reflects not only the excellence of higher education in France, but also the quality of daily life, the variety and richness of French culture, and the easy access to the rest of Europe students enjoy while earning their degree.
- France is the first non-English speaking country for recruiting foreign students, and provides a wide offer of trainings taught in English. It is thus no longer needed to be fluent in French to study in France. Studies to obtain a degree are completed by French classes, an additional asset in an international career, since it paves the way to 75 French-speaking countries.
- The quality of French higher education is widely recognized throughout the world. French institutions figure prominently in the Shanghai Classification of Universities, in the rankings of the Financial Times and Times Higher, and in the European Report on Science and Technologies published by the European Commission.
- Each year, France makes massive investments in education and research. In fact, education is the largest category of government spending, accounting for more than 20% of the budget.
- The country remains committed to its long-standing policy of equal treatment for domestic and international students. Some examples of that policy: Tuition rates at French institutions are identical for all students. For programs leading to national diplomas, tuition rates are set by law. All students, regardless of origin, enjoy the same benefits (health coverage, housing assistance).
- France’s institutions award degrees that adhere to the common European architecture known as LMD (for Licence, Master, abd Doctorate). French diplomas are therefore recognized and accepted throughout the world.
- For many students, studying in France means an opportunity to learn French or to extend one’s command of the language. Doing so allows them to join a global community of 250 million speakers of language of Voltaire, Hugo, and Camus, an official language of the Olympics, the United Nations, and the European Union.
France had given the world one of the best thinkers such as René Descartes and Jean-Paul Sartre, authors like Marcel Proust and Albert Camus, filmmakers like Jean-Luc Godard and Jean Renoir, and artists like Claude Monet and Paul Cézanne.
According to the United Nations World Tourist Organization, it is one the world’s most popular tourist destination.
Education System & Qualification
Key figures on higher education in France
• 85 Public universities . • 224 Engineering schools
• 220 Business schools . • 291 Doctoral departments . • 1,200 Research laboratories
• 1 out of every 3 French doctoral degrees is awarded to a student from outside France.
France’s 85 public universities are funded by the national government, which closely regulates the “national diplomas” granted by the universities. This system allows the universities to offer students an excellent education at a very affordable price. France’s universities are comprehensive—that is, they offer training in all disciplines.
France’s are clusters of universities, specialised schools & research organisations. The cluster structure enables members of the cluster to combine their activities and resources.
French higher education employs the “LMD system”—licence, master, doctorate—now used throughout the European Union. The system is designed to facilitate student mobility within Europe and around the world.
Licence: 6 semesters (3 years) completed and 180 ECTS credits earned
Master: 4 more semesters completed and 120 additional ECTS credits, for a total of 5 years of study and 300 ECTS credits earned
Doctorate:Usually obtained after 16 semesters (8 years)
The “national diplomas” (diplômes nationaux) awarded in most French institutions of higher education are regulated by the government.
• The national diplomas conferred by France’s universities and other public educational institutions (such as national schools of art or architecture) demand adherence to national standards of quality that must be met by any institution that wishes to award the degree. National diplomas therefore have the same value regardless of the institution that awards them.
• The diplôme d’ingénieur is a national diploma. The schools that award it are accredited by the CTI, the French national commission on engineering degrees.
• An analogous system of accreditation exists for government-recognized schools of business and management. The degrees awarded by such schools are recognized by the French Ministry of National Education. Some schools of management have also obtained one or another form of international recognition (such as Equis, AMBA, or AACSB).
• Schools of art and specialized schools are also subject to national certification.